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This all began in December 2009 when Evelyn's shoulder started bothering her. At first she thought she just slept wrong. In January she went to see her doctor and was told it was frozen shoulder and then began physical therapy. After a few sessions her pain started getting worse and the therapist contacted her doctor to suggest doing an MRI. Once the MRI was completed there was immediate concern as to the amount of inflammation in the bone and bone marrow along with the fact that there was a fracture in her shoulder that was caused internally from the inflammation. This sparked numerous tests and eventually a surgical bone biopsy. A day after the bone biopsy (3/31) we were told it was likely Leukemia and that they wanted to admit her to the hospital that evening. In just a couple of hours with nothing but the clothes on their backs and completely in shock Evelyn with Rene by her side was being admitted to Stanford Hospital.
Evelyn has now been diagnosed with Accute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Although the Leukemia manifested itself in a rare way, it appears to have been discovered fairly early as she had no other symptoms yet. She will need to be in the hospital for the initial month of her treatment (chemotherapy). After approximately 30 days she will receive her chemotherapy as an outpatient. The entire treatment will be for approximately two years.